He did as she asked, paring down the brother-sister conflict. Hunt has a brother, Jason, who is 13 months older than Alaric and also in prison. As boys, Alaric, smaller and more fine-boned, found refuge in reading, writing, drawing and playing Dungeons and Dragons, while the taller, burlier Jason preferred music, playing acoustic and electric guitar. Not long after graduating from high school, Alaric tested at an I.
Jason dropped out in the 10th grade. They led troubled lives. Their mother, Bonnie, divorced their father when the boys were toddlers. She was four months into her third marriage when in December she died in a head-on collision, and her death ended years of her physical and emotional abuse. She once beat Alaric with a baseball bat.
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She inflicted worse damage on Jason. Eventually reunited with their biological father, the brothers worked construction jobs around South Carolina. One of them was on Cochran Road, about two miles north of Clemson University. When Richard Hunt kicked his sons out of his trailer in early , according to court records, Jason grew increasingly angry. Alaric would do anything to help his brother. Even if it ended up destroying three lives. Their target was Clemson Jewelers on College Avenue, just up the street from the university. So around 2 a. Their next stop was the Fort Hill Mansion, one of the original Clemson buildings.
The fire there curdled paintings, singed the wallpaper, ruined a grand piano and permanently grafted table lace onto a coffee table.
Only an out-of-date sprinkler system saved the landmark mansion from burning to the ground. As they predicted, their robbery slipped past the attention of law enforcement while both blazes burned. Firefighters needed three hours to put out the flames and rescue 15 summer students from the gutted apartment building. Less than 12 hours later, the body of Joyce Austin, a year-old Clemson graduate student, was found in what remained of Forest Hills. She died of smoke inhalation, unable to escape because a section of drywall fell on top of her as the fire raged.
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